Let me just say this: I have a small amount of bravery in me, at least when it comes to food. After all, I ate a scorpion! And I made and ate a poached egg - my first ever (I have residual issues from my childhood - no runny part of any egg was permitted). And now, I deliberately ordered and ate not one, but TWO raw oysters. And I even chewed them! Now, I admit, I asked for the smallest oysters they (Jake's Crawfish in Portland, OR) had - kumamotos. They were really small and probably didn't need any chewing but I was advised to really taste them, not swallow them whole. So, I squeezed on a little lemon, and took a big slurp (well, OK, a little slurp), chewed and swallowed. And they were good - smooth, briny, sweet with just a little tang from the lemon. Bob ate six much larger oysters, but I thought I made serious strides in the exploration of new (to me) foods.
So cheers to me!